How the Online World Is Fighting the Next Pandemic
June 2, 2013 8:35 PM   Subscribe

How the Online World Is Fighting the Next Pandemic "The online community of interest that began to form after SARS has matured into a community of practice: groups, professions, and individuals with differing skills but a shared concern for obtaining and sharing reliable information and getting it out all over the world."

The latest from the WHO on MERS and H7N9.

From The Independent today.

posted by islander (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
hmmm, and somewhat less previously

Mods, feel free to delete. I'll add the "Online World...." link to the existing active thread.
posted by islander at 8:47 PM on June 2, 2013

Hmmm again, seems the least previouslyer thread is closed.
Never mind.

posted by islander at 8:51 PM on June 2, 2013

That was an interesting, concise, article, thanks.

I'm going on some long international flights - routing through Dubai - in ten days. My GP actually advised me, "it may look a bit silly, but you should wear a facemask on the plane and at the airport like people do in Japan when they are sick".

I appreciated the idea, but suspect I would probably find myself on the wrong end of a cavity search if I pursued it!
posted by smoke at 9:20 PM on June 2, 2013

If you're interesting in this sort of thing, I would suggest the ProMED mailing list as well as keeping track of EcoHealth, and see recent NY Times article here.
posted by pwb503 at 10:10 PM on June 2, 2013

the wrong end of a cavity search

Unless you're flying business class, that's considered a perk and you'll have to bring your own.
posted by sneebler at 4:59 AM on June 3, 2013

Glad to see the 'net doing something more useful for this ever-shrinking world than passing porn and mongering rumours.

But please tell me "Flublogia" is going to go the way of "blogosphere," because blog is a silly enough sounding word without piling on. ;)
posted by MoTLD at 6:35 PM on June 4, 2013

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